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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook
Alexis Grant is a writer, entrepreneur and author of How to Create a Freakin’ Fabulous Social Media Strategy. Writing and selling informational ebooks can be a great way to boost your brand, provide value to your community, and even make some money. But like any entrepreneurial experiment, creating ebooks requires trial and error to figure out a process that works best for you. These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun. 1. Scrivener Scrivener is a game changer for organizing a first draft of any writing project. Just watch one of Scrivener’s tutorial videos, and you’ll be able to import your Word documents, separate them into files, and rearrange them any way you like. 2. Evernote has about a million uses, and now here’s another one: It can help you stay on top of your ebook project. Some people like to use Evernote at the idea stage, when they are brainstorming concepts and advice to include in their ebooks. 3. 99Designs 4. 5. 750words 6. Related:  ART + CREATIVITY

As Soon As You Care, You Lose, or The Difference Between Hungry and Starving Non-attachment is a pretty big thing for the Buddhists. The nice kids at Wikipedia define non-attachment as “freedom from lust, craving and desires.” The basic idea here is that when you’re lusting after something — a person, a thing, even a concept — you suffer. You suffer while you’re lusting after it and you suffer when you see someone else who has it and you even suffer when you have it because you might lose it at any time. Non-attachment is all well and good, but it’s pretty hard to achieve. So while it’s probably a good idea to reduce the number of things to which you are fanatically attached, it’s unreasonable to expect a normal, flawed, non-monk to achieve this feat on any kind of a regular basis. What you can achieve, though, is the impression of non-attachment. I saw a lot of begging at a conference I recently attended. One particular instance stood out in my mind. Elevator speeches freak me out a little bit, actually. I think about meeting Richard Branson at a party.

Valider l’info sur Internet : des outils pour éduquer La maîtrise et l’évaluation de l’information sont, selon les termes d’Alexandre Serres, un « enjeu éducatif majeur », « une condition de survie » dans notre société. Heureusement, les ressources ne manquent pas pour relever le défi. Piéger ou éduquer, cette alternative a enflammé la toile. 1) L’article « Troll de prof qui sabote le net pour venger l’école » paru sur le site mediacteur en reprend l’essentiel et propose toutes une série de liens pour qui veut aller plus loin. 2) Ce texte est l’un des articles de l’ E-Dossier de l’Ina : « L’éducation aux cultures de l’information ». 3) Alexandre Serres est maître de conférences et coresponsable de l’Unité régionale de formation à l’information scientifique et technique (Urfist) de Bretagne-Pays de la Loire, auteur de nombreuses publications, s’intéresse particulièrement à la culture informationnelle, la didactique de l’information, l’évaluation de l’information sur Internet. Des définitions crédit photo: flickr Ressources nationales Ludiques

Discover the Insider Secrets to Getting Published and Launching Your Bestseller My new audio course, GET PUBLISHED, is available at a $100 DISCOUNT for a limited time. Get it now and you’ll also get four FREE BONUSES worth over $150. Keep reading for details … If you have written a book, or you’re planning to write one, and you want to know what it takes to get that book published … if you want to know how to make your book become a bestseller … then you should read every word of what follows. In the following paragraphs, I’ll show you it’s possible to intentionally plan to have your book published, and to have it become a bestseller. There is a process, a system, for achieving this. The difference between you, and other authors (who will remain unpublished and unread) is simply that you will now know the system. I know that sounds over-the-top. The truth, however, is most people who write books never get them published. If you are waiting for someone to “discover” you and your book, good luck. How can I be so sure of what I’m saying? Do You Know What Rejection Is Like?

Narration is only the first step I think that narration is one of the key principles of an effective networked workplace, or social business. Narration is making one’s tacit knowledge (what one feels) more explicit (what one is doing with that knowledge). Narrating work is a powerful behaviour changer, as long-term bloggers can attest. In an organization, narration can take many forms. It could be a regular blog; sharing day-to-day happenings in activity streams; taking pictures and videos; or just having regular discussions. Developing good narration skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice. Jane Bozarth discusses the nuts and bolts of narrating our work in this Learning Solutions Magazine article: By sharing what we are doing and how we are learning, we distribute the tacit knowledge otherwise so hard to capture; invite feedback and encouragement from others; invite others to learn with us; document our work and learning for future use; and tie our learning to the efforts of others.

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for the first day of school, and eager to meet a new group of students. As an educator, I often find myself repeating the same icebreakers each year, trying to quickly get to know my students through “Two Truths and a Lie” or a “Getting To Know You” fact sheet. In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 13 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students: Have students create a Pinterest board with 10 pins that summarizes them.Ask students to create a 30 second podcast that introduces themselves. Have any other 21st century icebreakers? Like this: Like Loading...

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized Note: This article is included in our year-end storytelling advice round-up. A while back, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had gleaned from working at the studio. This list of 22 rules of storytelling was widely embraced as it was applicable to any writer or anyone who was in the business of communicating (which is pretty much everyone, including software developers). And much of its advice (e.g. "You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be very different") is still as applicable as ever. Last week, Dino Ignacio, a UX Director at a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, created a series of image macros of the 22 rules, posting them to Imgur. Have a look through more of them in the slides above.

Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

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